Posted by: lighthousefengshui | 10/17/2013

Monthy Treasures Newsletter October/November

10.15 Teapot_ 1Auspicious Autumn: Release & Revive
“Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the autumn tree” ~ Emily Bronte

In autumn we learn more about ourselves than in any other season, as The Metal Element awakens in the fall time. Consider the beautiful Maple leaf as it transforms itself from green to red then finally releases. The beautiful outer foliage is now falling off the trees so that essence of the tree can become stronger.

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson

Autumn marks the end of the growing season. Having provided the harvest, Mother Nature now makes everything bare in preparation for winter. Learn from her cycle of creating and letting go: “Trees don’t stubbornly hold onto their leaves because they might need them later.”

“Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them” ~ Chinese Proverb

This time is also associated with joy; so be sure to bring happiness and lightheartedness into your life. Take time to smile and laugh. There are strong possibilities for extraordinary new relationships to enter into people’s lives, either romantically, in friendship or business ventures. Know that if you can connect with nature, and understand its tempo, autumn can become a magical season. The metal element is associated with the sense of smell; so be sure your home or office has pleasant aromas and sweet fragrances.

“When you express your gratitude, you will bring joy to others’ lives. When others know joy, your life will be filled with happiness.” ~ Arthur Dobrin

While the trees are letting go of their leaves and drawing their sap within, we are reminded of the importance of meditation; medically proven to be a life enhancing antidote for stress. As the daylight hours diminish and we spend more time indoors this is an excellent time for meditative practice. We all need to balance our daily demands by taking at least 20 minutes each day for meditation and to allow the calming, centering effects to benefit us for the other 23 hours 40 minutes, including sleep.

“How well I know what I mean to do / When the long, dark autumn-evenings come.” ~ Robert Browning

Create boundaries for an effective meditation space by means of closed doors, folding screens or curtains. Sometimes a simple “do not disturb” sign will prevent interruption. Turn the phone off and use calming sounds such as a water fountain or soft music. Be sure your meditation spot is cozy with cushions and maybe a space heater. Bring in pleasant fragrances with incense, candles or flowers and arrange personal icons that are meaningful to you. It’s time to be still and go within.

Auspicious Autumn

Auspicious Autumn

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